Today also our “Wüstentümmler-Tour” in Namibia comes to an end. After 12 days in this beautiful country we go home. But before we went to the plane today, we had to enjoy the sun a bit more.
So my first way was to go to the reception this morning to clarify that we got a “Late Check-Out”, because normally we would have had to leave the room at 11h00. Since our plane did not take off for Germany until 20h00 and we were picked up at 17h00, in my opinion this was the best solution. Fortunately, the hotel played along and we could stay in our room until our pickup. When that was cleared up, we went towards breakfast, a breakfast as we know it from hotels in Europe – eggs, bacon, countless sausages, etc. It was really very tasty. 😉 Afterwards Sascha and I went back to the room to finish our work, because “first the work, then the pleasure”. 😊
Arriving at the pool, we first noticed that the water was unexpectedly very cold… The signs saying that the pool is heated with solar energy were probably more apparent than actual. The pool was felt to be cooled rather than heated, which would make sense after a short acclimatization :-D. So we spent the last three hours in Namibia at our pool of the Safari Court Hotel, which was really a relaxing and nice end of the trip (except for the sunburn 😉).
At 17.00 o’clock our driver came and took us to the airport which was about 45 km away. Arrived there, we all went to the check-in, which was unfortunately not so easy… The daring of the check-in counter always showed different values, which caused a little confusion. Well, that had the consequence that Sascha and I had to pay each over 100 € additionally. After the check-in we went on to the Security and Passport Check, which was a huge joke afterwards… (Sorry, but I have to be honest like that!) First my lighter was taken from me, which was in my trouser pocket, but I also had another lighter in my hand luggage, where there was also a “Leather breath”, which I forgot to put in my big suitcase. The two things were probably no big problem for the security officers and I was allowed to pass. But hey “This is Africa!” 😉
Anyway… Now we’re sitting at the gate waiting for our boarding to start on our flight. We plan to land tomorrow morning (16.05.19) at 06h35 in Frankfurt!
I’ll get back to you on Friday! Sven